The White House on Thursday reiterated President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's support for LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination laws.

The White House was responding to an inquiry from the Washington Blade on whether the president and vice president support passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Opponents of the law forced it onto Tuesday's ballot.

“While the administration generally does not take a formal position on specific proposals or initiatives, the president and vice president have been strong supporters of state and local efforts to protect Americans from being discriminated against based on who they are and who they love,” White House spokesman Jeff Tiller said.

“We’re confident that the citizens of Houston will vote in favor of fairness and equality,” he added.

(Related: Hillary Clinton backs Houston LGBT protections.)